Atheist Anthems

by Dan Cross

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1.
Atheist Anthem wont you ever help me sing this Atheist Anthem it’s not so hard to do.. wont you ever help me sing this Atheist Anthem it’s not so hard to do.. if you’ve ever been damaged by religious persuasion can I get an amen? won’t you stand up salute the atheist flag if you’ve ever been confused by creationist dogma well, can I get a hallelujah if you’ve ever been dragged down by a creationist drag cos I’m descended from the monkeys who jumped down from the trees somewhere back in Africa you can blame it on the birds and the bees but in the good old U.S. of A they staged Monkey Trials in the schools and they tried to explain a Creationist God they tried to turn all those kids into fools see they just couldn’t bear to believe that we once crawled out of rock pools covered in the shit of the primal ooze and well, Charlie Darwin was just a Communist anyway... so give me my apple pie my flag and my mom knuckle down son to the fundamentalist rules we’ve got a 1000 points of light don’t squeeze the trigger til you see the whites of their eyes and don’t forget son we’ve got the bomb and wont you ever help me sing this Atheist Anthem it’s not so hard to do.. and wont you ever help me sing this Atheist Anthem it’s not so hard to do..
2.
Death Song 04:40
DEATHSONG Take a long last look at me I’m drifting out towards the open sea yes I’m somewhere round the river bend and I couldn’t be more happy. I know about my own demise so wipe a tear baby from your eyes cos we’ve all got to get there in the end now who to invite to the party. I know I won’t fly into the air no guardian angel’s gonna meet me there just make sure that my grave’s kept clean when you lay my body low. There’s a big storm coming up ahead so take a deep breath & let it flow you see I’m really not afraid of death it’s gonna work out fine I know. I’ve heard about your Jesus Christ and I’ve met a lot of fakes I’ve even heard about a place called Paradise & how it’s crawling with oil sheiks. So honey loose your demons on me now I don’t believe in evil anyhow you see there’s nothing owed cos I’ve paid in full & our work together is done. I don’t want no holy joe you can hang on to your rosary on the day I finally let go death will have no dominion over me. Let it flow Let it flow Let it flow and my song at last is sung
3.
Evil 05:58
Evil well I sheltered you but I never knew you were evil I tried to break through keep you safe from the truth that you were evil what a pair me here in prison and you’re pregnant over there what a pair me here in prison and you’re pregnant O what a pair true borderline fake suicide girl you’re evil secrets and lies big round eyes yes you’re evil sick, sick & broken and there’s violence in the air were both so broken cos we didn’t take good care you got lost in the stars so I lifted your mask I found evil and while I draw breath and even after my death I’ll know you’re evil what a pair me here in prison and you’re pregnant over there me here in prison and you’re pregnant O what a pair
4.
Ownlife 03:10
Ownlife kiss me cos I’m bound to die but I can’t even take my own life won’t you help me to contact The Brotherhood? I’ve been outside the whole time we used to live in a golden country we used to make love under the sun once I even thought that we’d made a contact but they get you like that one by one.. in a little room above an old junk shop we made love and we hid out of sight we had our books and music and chocolate we had coffee and paintings and light i used to stare from a dirty back window i used to wait for the knock on the door we were so used to each other’s promises now there’s nothing like that anymore baby kiss me cos I’m bound to die won’t you kiss me just where i lie i used to want to contact The Brotherhood they were outside the whole time yeah they were outside the whole time i´ve been outside of my Ownlife
5.
Kings & Queens every player knows that the queen can move anywhere while knights in shining armour spend half the game up in the air and castle walls that once seemed safe & tall can make prisoners of us all all you men of god you just kneel before the cross while the soldiers must try and hold their line and while the old king dreams of victory in his sleep the young queen can simply bide her time and you see this same game going on everywhere and it leads us all to build dreaming castles up in the air we all seem to seek perfect kings and queens so complete that we’ll never have to look elsewhere no we’ll never have to look elsewhere every wooden board turns 8 X8 into infinity and some say the game itself is as old as eternity but the battle can’t be won til the last piece is gone and every day a new game is begun and you see this same game going on everywhere it leads us all to build dreaming castles up in the air well we all seem to seek perfect kings and queens so complete we’ll never have to look elsewhere no we’ll never have to look elsewhere every player knows that the queen can move anywhere sometimes the king must hang his head down in despair cos we all seem to need kings and queens so complete that we’ll never have to look elsewhere no we’ll never have to look elsewhere
6.
Existence 04:25
Existence Existence is a very deep game It’s been around since the world began It’s origins lie in the mists of time There was life on earth before there was man All around the world we are much the same Only six degrees from each other One thing I know Is I’m not your mother But there’s a good chance brother I may be your brother Or your lover Well you can choose your friends But you can’t choose family And you could a lot worse Than befriend a monkey Hang out at the zoo and talk zoology But you better just hope he’s got a short memory Cos we haven’t always covered Ourselves in glory Being king of the beasts Has been a gory story Cos we’ve driven our cousins Into extinction Friend or foe alike We’ve shown little distinction Well Existence! honey you better get hip There was nothing before And there’s nothing coming after it Existence! one thing I know We’ve got nowhere else to go Existence! You better get a grip There ain’t no God And there ain’t no spaceship Existence! As far as we know We’ve got nowhere else to go But then I guess if we weren’t all Natural born killers Then I don’t suppose we’d still be standing But what I do find a bit disconcerting Is just how much We still like to keep our hand in But what if we sailed out of here In a new Noah’s ark Made our way back into the Heart of darkness Well they say each man must serve one master But Donald Trump is a fucking disaster on an evolutionary scale.. Well Existence! honey you better get hip There was nothing before And there’s nothing coming after it Existence! one thing I know We’ve got nowhere else to go Existence! You better get a grip There ain’t no God And there ain’t no spaceship Existence! As far as we know We’ve got nowhere else to go So when the little green men All come to town Jump out of their spaceship And they look around They’ll find no trace of this current administration Just the smoking ruins of our un - civilisation So thankyou very much and goodnight I don’t really mean to be so rude But now we’ve drunk all your wine And eaten all your food Will the last one leaving turn out the light? So thankyou very much and goodnight I don’t really mean to be so rude But now we’ve drunk all your wine And eaten all your food Will the last one leaving turn out the light? Existence hey! You you better get hip There was nothing before and nothing’s coming after it But Existence! one thing I know We’ve got nowhere else to go Existence huh! Well, what is it for Just a big rehearsal For the 3rd world war Existence! one thing I know We’ve got nowhere else to go
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Born To Love You I was born to love you and honey it’s my special profession when life pulls you down and you roll under well I can pick you up to get you back together I was born honey I was born to love you and I was born to praise you baby it’s my pleasure too when you feel like you’re going crazy well I can help you to take away the hunger I was born honey I was born to please you in the garden surrounded by some tall trees shadows dance across the walls there’s a wedding going on in another place but baby we’ve been there before and we know it’s just the start I wasn’t born to lose you when you’ve survived a thousand cuts and you’re feet are tired of walking around the stores and there’s so much to do before another dawn I’ll ease you baby I was born to please you
8.
Evil Thing 06:09
Evil thing looked at the sky today i saw the sky today looked at the sky today i saw the sky today looked at the sky today i saw the sky today looked at the sky today i saw the sky today train brought us out we came a long long way train brought us out we came a long long way i was seventeen someone’s teenage bride we made a home out here and we settled in just seventeen someone’s teenage bride he brought us all this way but he locked me in and they call this place the domain of the wind yeah they call this place the domain of the wind sand started to fly and it came back in there’s a mare up there it’s an EVIL THING looked at the sky today i saw the sky today looked at the sky today i saw the sky today looked at the sky today i saw the sky today looked at the sky today i saw the sky today sand filled my eyes wind in my head twister in my heart now it’s killed it dead sand filled my eyes wind in my head twister in my heart now it’s stopped it dead now it’s stopped it dead there’s a mare up there it’s an EVIL THING nightmare up there like my evil twin there’s a mare up there kicks my head right in nightmare up there i feel it coming in and they call this place the domain of the wind yeah they call this place the domain of the wind i saw the sky today and i felt the wind tried to push it out but it came right in and they call this place the domain of the wind yeah they call this place the domain of the wind the domain of the wind the domain of the wind the domain of the wind the domain of the wind
9.
Half Trained 05:30
Half trained Half tame / Half trained You’re an amazing grace Half wild / Half child You’re an amazing raisin Full on / For the dawn You’re a wild blue yonder Full power/ Every hour You’re a flower under water Half time / Half mine You’re an amazing captain Half flight/ Half fight You’ll be a fine valentine Half tame / Half trained You’re an amazing grace Half man / Half Pan You sure shook up Neverland
10.
Ahabs Soul 03:54
Ahabs Soul Well I leave a white and turbid wake pale waters and paler cheeks wherever i sail I´m impatient of all misery in others that is not mad Well here saturn´s great chaos rolls over me and I obtain dim shuddering glimpses into polar eternities Well light though thou be thou leapest out of darkness but I am darkness leaping out of light leaping out of thee so the ship and boat did diverge and the damp night breeze blew between and a screaming gull flew overhead and the two hulls wildly rolled Well alike joy and sorrow hope and fear seemed ground to finest dust and powered for the time in the clamped mortar of Ahab´s iron soul So we gave three heavy hearted cheers and then we blindly rolled like fate itself into the lone Atlantic sailor singing la la la etc Well alike joy and sorrow hope and fear seemed ground to finest dust and powered for the time in the clamped mortar of Ahab´s iron soul Well light though thou be thou leapest out of darkness but I am darkness leaping out of light leaping out of thee So we gave three heavy hearted cheers and then we blindly rolled like fate itself into the lone Atlantic sailors singing la la la etc
11.
Vampyre Blues I got the Vampyre blues Y’know I grew up too fast Now when the spring comes around I see the leaves falling down well I got perpetual night and I got second sight & I’m afraid of the dark but I’m scared of the light I’ve got the Vampyre blues Y’know I sleep with the rats but they’re the size of cats and I dream too much cos I long for your touch I’ve got the Vampyre blues I was born out at sea I can hear the storm outside but it’s the moon that’s killing me It’s killing me Yeah the Vampyre blues you know I sleep in the dark and when the stakes are high I get a pain in my heart Well the villages all around They are empty of all life but I’ve got to stick to my path If I’m going to find a Vampyre wife but I’ll never settle down If I can’t take her underground well have you heard the news? I’ve got the Vampyre blues
12.
Winter Kills 04:46
winter kills another day in the r.o.k and winter kills low winter sun and I´m moving on cos winter kills girl you lost me yeah you lost me so I´m moving out out of here yeah you got me but you got me wrong so I´m out of here out of time in the hospital cos winter kills I´m going wrong and it won’t be long before winter kills girl you lost me yeah you lost me so I´m moving out out of here yeah you got me but you got me wrong so I´m out of here the sun is standing very still and winter kills it’s the darkest day of the year so I´m out of here

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released April 13, 2020

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